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Wayne Pearce OAM

Wayne Pearce OAM


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Teamwork Specialist

A rugby league career that saw him captain andcoach his beloved Balmain club and the NSW Blues as well as captain Australia gave Wayne an insight to the powerful psychological and physiological impacts of teamwork. Wayne has combined this practical, experience with his Bachelor of Science Degree to deliver audiences techniques and habits to get more from the collective horsepower, spirit and IQ of any group.

Wayne Pearce is one of Australia’s most respected and highest profile Rugby league identities.

He carved out an illustrious career in Rugby League where he represented and captained the Balmain Tigers, New South Wales and Australia from 1980 to 1990

Whilst developing his football career, Wayne completed a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of New South Wales which included 3 years of psychology studies.

This background was particularly useful when he retired from playing and commenced a professional coaching career with the Balmain Tigers. He was so successful as the Tigers coach that he was appointed New South Wales state of origin coach…he held that role until he retired from coaching to develop corporate performance ignition programs.

Wayne is widely regarded as an innovator and he used his university studies as a platform from which he sought to develop improved and more effective methods of preparing teams for competition.

Wayne practices what he preaches and long time team-mate Benny Elias said “Of all the players I ever saw, he was the closest at playing up to his full potential every week. Albert Einstein once said that human beings only use five percent of their potential…Albert did not meet Wayne Pearce"

In addition to his corporate workshops, Wayne is an accomplished Rugby League commentator and media personality who is also highly sought as a motivational speaker across Australia and South-east Asia. His aptly named business “Wayne Pearce Advantage" has an impressive list of clients which includes Canon, Mazda, Commonwealth Bank, IAG Insurance, NRMA and the BGC international broking group. 

Presentation Topics include

  • Becoming a high performing team
  • Leading vs Managing People
  • Coaching staff in the workplace
  • Personal motivation and the keys to success
  • Light hearted / humorous look at professional team sports


Wayne was professional and an excellent speaker.
Hino Motor Sales Australia

“Outstanding - I’ve listened to a lot of speakers in my cooperate life and Wayne is definitely one of the best"
National Sales Manager - Nutralife

'Wayne has helped our leadership team understand the dynamics of high performing teams.
He has brought us together, taught us how to win and been the catalyst for some outstanding recent results by our leadership team.
He is a champion bloke, a great role model and a master motivator'. 
DHL Express Logistics - Oceania

“Drawing on his personal experiences, and sharing his in-depth knowledge of the power of the mind, Wayne delivered a dynamic and thought-provoking presentation that inspired us all" 
Merrill Lynch (Australia)

“Every member of our business team benefited from Wayne’s extensive knowledge and superb workshop on what it takes to be a top performing team."
St George Bank

“Wayne Pearce Advantage has become an invaluable partner in the development of our business teams. The programs and service provided are of the highest quality and reach IAG staff at all levels"
National Human Resources Manager-IAG Insurance

“Excellent! We were very happy with the presentation given by Wayne. We felt that it was very well tailored to suit our needs and the subject / theme that we were trying to project to our people."

“I just wanted to write and let you know that the team building was truly amazing and worth every second and penny as it has provided immediate and measurable results.  In my eyes the "TEAM IGNITION" program provides the VERY UNIQUE forum desks would never have otherwise to air dirty laundry, get more deeply acquainted, come clean with themselves, become aware of what they don't know they don't know, get clear on where they want to go, take action, step up and reach higher levels both personally and from a team and company standpoint.  The weekend helps unify the desks and gives drastically needed perspective to each participant on themselves, their colleagues and where their desks/businesses stand.

I have been trying to get myself and these guys to see the light, get out of their complacency and break old, bad and limiting habits that have been like a cancer....this weekend has done that.   I would say we are a transformed desk.  Jamie has never taken any leadership role but he is now. All are excited about the prospects and are stepping up.  Since the weekend everyone is all business."
Prebon Yamane

“The benefits we have obtained through the Wayne Pearce program have been nothing short of sensational. Our team performance improved immediately and our revenue has sustained an increase of over 32%. Parallelling this, our overall market share has increased from 33% to 40%."
Prebon Yamane

“Not only is Wayne’s message so exciting and refreshing, his dynamic presentation style and practical approach to engaging issues left me supercharged and my staff ready to meet new challenges."
Manchester Unity

“The feedback from staff was nothing short of sensational…you gave us all an inspirational day to remember."
Money Wisdom Financial Services

“Wayne's keynote added immense value to our state conference. His speech was candid and revealing and allowed all our staff to consider what more they needed to do to achieve their very best."
L & H Group

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